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Building the Hoover Dam Bridge [Slide Show]

A photographic essay captures the construction of a 1,900-foot addition to the iconic American landmark

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READY FOR ACTION:

The bridge opened to traffic on October 19, 2010.....[ More ]

GOING TO WORK:

  Ten ironworkers climb the arch on the Nevada side to start their evening shifts. The $240-million construction of the four-lane bridge began in October 2003.  ....[ More ]

BIRDS-EYE VIEW:

An aerial view of the canyon also shows Route 93 in the foreground.....[ More ]

PEERING DOWN:

This view from above the pylons looks down through the cables to the Arizona bridge deck. This is the first concrete-steel composite arch bridge in the U.S.....[ More ]

SUPPORTING THE BRIDGE:

This photograph shows temporary pylons on the Arizona side of the bridge, which held up cables that supported the two sections of the arch. ....[ More ]

CONNECT-THE-ARCH:

In this downstream view from the dam, the high-line crane system seen here was used to transport materials and workers during construction.....[ More ]

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